Bowel screening test kit instructions


The Northern Ireland Bowel Cancer Screening Programme introduced quantitative faecal immunochemical testing (FIT) as the primary bowel cancer screening test in January 2021. Quantitative FIT is more sensitive than the existing test, simpler to carry out and requires only one sample rather than three. In other parts of the UK introducing FIT has resulted in an increase in screening uptake.

This leaflet provides easy-to-follow instructions on how to take the test. 

Cancer Research UK have developed an animated video explaining how to complete the screening test:

Further information on the bowel cancer screening programme is available on NI direct at Bowel cancer screening | nidirect


Target group
Pregnant women